10 Instagram stars every hardcore foodie should follow
Words can’t do justice to beautiful food. You have to see it for yourself. That’s why Instagram is the perfect site for foodies; it’s a treasure trove of photos from chefs around the world. It’s worth following both the established celebrities and up-and-coming influencers to sample pictures of diverse foods and presentation styles.
Here are some of our favorites:
1. Rafa Antonín @rafuel55
Chef Rafa is a home chef based in Barcelona. He has attracted a devoted audience with his savory fare, which includes meats, egg dishes, and pasta dishes, as well as the occasional dessert. Through videos, he reveals how he creates a dish from start to finish.
2. Cat Cora @catcora
Cora has hosted and co-hosted several cooking shows on the Food Network, BRAVO, and FOX, opened more than 18 restaurants, and was the first female Iron Chef. Her Instagram features staples like hamburgers and fries, plus more unusual dishes like Greek-fusion nachos. She shares the spotlight with family, friends, and colleagues and posts lots of pictures of people cooking and eating together.
3. Rene Redzepi @reneredzepinoma
Redzepi is co-owner of Noma and the author of cookbooks on Nordic cuisine. From Copenhagen, he posts stunningly arranged plates of ingredients like rose root and kelp stalk, and he shares videos of seafood fresh out of the water. Redzepi’s Instagram emphasizes nature and the raw ingredients that go into a meal.
4. Marcus Samuelsson @marcuscooks
Samuelsson is a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author who is best known for his restaurant Red Rooster Harlem. On Instagram he shares gorgeous images of plated meals as well as snapshots from culinary events. There’s also the occasional behind-the-scenes video showing how cooks at Red Rooster Harlem work.
5. Adam Liaw @adamliaw
Liaw is a chef and food columnist who earned a following when he won MasterChef Australia in 2010. Liaw shares tips and context for the food through photographs; for example, in a photo of chicken and broccoli linguine, he explains how he minces the meat and chops the broccoli to achieve the perfect texture. Liaw also shares photos from colleagues and from restaurants he visits.
6. Sharon Chan @hellobakingschool
Chan is a student at Le Cordon Bleu. Her Instagram features whimsical photos of her creations, plus pictures from restaurants she’s visited and updates on her culinary education. Follow her for pretty pastries and an upbeat approach to learning.
7. Flynn McGarry @diningwithflynn
McGarry is just turning 19, but he’s already opened his own restaurant, Eureka NYC. His Instagram brings followers up close as he makes fire chicken, selects produce, cans tomatoes, or plates a dish. Followers get glimpses of scenic places he’s visited, both in New York and in other cities and countries.
8. Safra Brown @safskitchen
Brown is a private chef and caterer in Inglewood, California. Her Instagram features accessible favorites, including peach cobbler, enchiladas, donuts, and flatbread. She also shares pictures from her catered events.
9. Steve Hetherington @chef.stevehetherington
Hetherington is Head Chef at Manta in Sydney, Australia. His Instagram focuses on wine and seafood, including beautiful shots of sea urchins and prawns on ice. Followers can see both behind-the-scenes preparation and plated meals.
10. Polly Kosheleva @pollykosheleva
Kosheleva is a pastry chef who incorporates motifs such as flowers and swans into her work. Her Instagram features mouthwatering confections, especially tarts. Kosheleva tends to showcase the finished product, but from time to time she shares a video revealing how the treats are made.